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Rage Wireless Guitars being recalled

Burn baby burn!
Burn baby burn!

Everybody wants to burn on the guitar. Unfortunately, the Rage wireless guitar system controllers burn in a way the company didn't intend, and so, they're being recalled.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall for the popular video game peripheral because of a potentially defective circuit board that may cause chemical burns from improperly installed batteries.

Which is another way of saying, "Yikes!"

One gamer already injured

The game controller is compatible with Nintendo's Wii game system version of Guitar Hero, and is sold by Performance Designed Products, Inc. The company reported that at least one gamer has been injured as a result of leaking battery chemicals.

The recall notice was issued 22 October and covers all Rage Wireless Guitars sold between June and September 2008 - approximately 57,000 units. The Chinese-made peripherals are about 30 inches long and retail between $40-$60 US. Owners are being asked to take the controllers to the original place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone seeking more information regarding this recall should call PDP directly at 1-800-331-3844, or visit the official Performance Designed Products website.